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I was playing BF3 on my CF'ed 6870s today but one of them (Asus reference design) started making rattling noise so i went to local shop where i bought the card and RMAed it (prolly broken fan or something). This happened like 30 mins ago.

So i came back, fired up BF3 again and i'm very surprised to see single 6870 is actually enough to max this game out. My FPS very rarely drops below 30 and the res i'm playin' at is 1680x1050. Ofc the card is heavily overclocked (1050/1250). I was really sad while RMAing the other card but now i'm so happy.

Hope they don't ship that card with reference cooler back to me. I hope they find it irrepairable and send me a brand new Asus 6870 DirectCU. *Fingers crossed*
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post #2 of 16
1. Yes you maxed but I think most people won't consider 30fps playable.
2. Have you considered that the card broke because you overclocked too much?
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30 fps for a shooter? Well if you are satisfied then more power to you.
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1. Yes you maxed but I think most people won't consider 30fps playable.
2. Have you considered that the card broke because you overclocked too much?
1. I was playing SP. For multi ofc 30 is not enough. Hell even 60 isn't.
2. Too much overclock causes fan noise? The card was fine, the fan wasn't.
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post #5 of 16
just lower MSAA to 2x instead of 4x and your FPs will increase by 10-15
Edited by daman246 - 10/29/11 at 10:02am
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I'd just turn off MSAA. Didn't see any difference with it on.
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post #7 of 16
Just play the game, don't worry about the graphics. It's going to look good.
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I'd just turn off MSAA. Didn't see any difference with it on.
I didn't notice any differences in SP, but there was a big improvement in Multiplayer. Definitely worth it if you have the horsepower for it.
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im getting roughly 51 fps it jumps to 60 occasionally running 1 6970 2 gig version.and the game runs flawless under Ultra Settings but then again im playing on a 23" 1920x1080 screen.I haven't run it on my 55" Big screen yet though.

Cpu is clocked at 4.8
and the 6970 is running 1000/1500 at 1.25 volts (Liguid cooled though)

the card don't break 43 Celsius max
   
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by naizarak View Post
I didn't notice any differences in SP, but there was a big improvement in Multiplayer. Definitely worth it if you have the horsepower for it.
Yea if you really look closely you will see. a lot more lighting and detail is added to everything. Just most of the time you wont see if cause your too busy playing the game.
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